NEW YORK, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA), recognizing the technological achievements of medical device manufacturers, announced the 2017 winners at its annual awards ceremony on the evening of June 13. Produced by the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI), the MDEAs have recognized innovation in medical product design and engineering. Awards are granted across nine categories, announcing gold, silver and bronze medal winners in each category, in addition to naming the best in show and revealing the 2017 readers' choice winner. The MDEA ceremony was sponsored by Philips-Medisize held in conjunction with Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East, which is taking place this week at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY. To learn more about the MDEAs, please visit: mdeawards.mddionline.com
The MDEAs also awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Robert E. Fischell for his prolific contributions to the medical technology industry. Dr. Fischell is known for founding 15 public companies, and has developed over 200 U.S. and foreign patents, including groundbreaking work on heart pacemakers, defibrillators and coronary stents, and more.
"We believe that it is important to recognize those who are improving the lives of others through their innovative work through the MDEA's," said Jamie Hartford,editor-in-chief of MD+DI and director of content for Medtech Brands in UBM's Advanced Manufacturing Group. "We are honored to celebrate these 27 award winners for their contributions to the industry."
The winners are chosen by an impartial panel of judges comprised of clinicians, engineers and designers with years of experience in the industry. Judgement is based on five criteria, including design and engineering innovations, functional innovations, benefits to overall healthcare, benefits to patients, and competitive landscape. The 2017 MDEA Winners are as follows:
Digital Health Products and Mobile Medical Apps Gold: The Levo System--Otoharmonics Silver: TowerView Health Medication Management--TowerView Health Bronze: InPen Smart Insulin Delivery--Companion Medical Inc.
Drug-Delivery and Combination Products Gold: Neulasta® Onpro®--Amgen Silver: Halo Closed System Transfer Device--Corvida Medical Bronze: Probuphine--Braeburn Pharmaceuticals
ER and OR Tools, Equipment, and Supplies Gold: Savi Scout--Cianna Medical, Inc. Silver: PrecisionPoint Transperineal Access System--Corbin Clinical Resources, LLC Bronze: Signia Powered Stapling System--Medtronic plc
Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Devices Gold: Dakota™ Nitinol Stone Retrieval Device with OpenSure™ Handle--Boston Scientific Corporation Silver: Eclipse System bowel control therapy--Pelvalon Bronze: Resolution 360™ Clip--Boston Scientific Corporation
Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products Gold: I-Ring--Beaver-Visitec International Silver: RIGIDLOOP™ Adjustable Cortical Fixation System--DePuy Synthes Companies Bronze: Belvedere Lateral Plating System—NeuroStructures
Nonsurgical Hospital Supplies and Equipment Gold: Gavi--Genea Biomedx Silver: Envella Air Fluidized Therapy Bed--Hill-Rom, Inc. Bronze: ivWatch Model 400--ivWatch
Radiological, Imaging, and Electromechanical Devices Gold: Geri--Genea Biomedx Silver: EyeOP1--Eye Tech Care Bronze: Hologic Affirm Prone Biopsy Table--Hologic Corp.
Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products Gold: Linx--Endolite Silver: OASUS - Open Area Support System--Enliten, LLC Bronze: Eargo--Eargo
Testing and Diagnostic Products and Systems Gold: SAMBA--Diagnostics for the Real World Ltd. Silver: ePlex--GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. Bronze: FreeStyle Libre--Abbott Laboratories
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